Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, on Tuesday described the present security scenario along the country’s northern frontier as ‘uneasy’, adding that the defemce forces were ready to tackle any eventuality, news agency ANI reported.
“Present security scenario along our northern frontiers is at an uneasy — no war, no peace status. Our defence forces are prepared for any eventuality,” Bhaduria said, commenting on the situation on eastern Ladakh.
“Our defence forces are prepared for any eventuality as we are aware,” he said adding, “The IAF is resolved to counter any misadventure.”
He said that the force’s air path will be a ‘crucial enabler’ in achieving victory during any future conflict. “It is therefore imperative that the IAF obtains and maintains technological edge over our adversaries.”
Bhaduria added that the induction of Rafale jets will help achieving this goal. “The recent
induction of the Rafale along with the Chinook, Apaches and other aircraft fleet
has provided the IAF with substantial tactical and strategic capability enhancement,” the air force chief said.
On Sunday, the Indian Army rushed tanks, heavy weaponry, ammunition, fuel, food, and essential winter supplies to high-altitude areas in eastern Ladakh, in its biggest military logistics operation in decades, in a bid to deal with the Chinese army.
“By far it is the biggest logistics operation that has been implemented in Ladakh post Independence. Its scale is humongous,” a senior military official told PTI on the condition of anonymity.